There are few industries that change as rapidly as those in the high-tech industry. Products ranging from semiconductors to computers to telecommunication systems are becoming obsolete quicker than ever. High-tech companies face the constant challenge to innovate, improve quality, and reduce production cycles and costs in order to stay competitive.
Most high-tech companies adhere to ISO standards, such as ISO 9000 quality management standards and ISO 14000 environmental management standards, for greater acceptance in the international market. High-tech companies that are publicly traded or those planning to go public or are acquired by public companies also need to comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX).
For high-tech companies and suppliers, the ultimate goal is to manufacture high-quality and reliable products. To achieve this goal, they must address many quality-related challenges, including:
The MasterControl integrated quality management suite is a configurable, easy-to-use solution that helps high-tech manufacturing companies attain and sustain ISO certification and regulatory compliance. MasterControl connects different departments with each other and with data and processes under a secure and centralized Web-based system. This connectivity helps promote quality throughout the enterprise by allowing management to continuously monitor and proactively improve the quality system.